The Everyday Uses of Sailor Craft Knots

A historic skill from the high seas turned functional design flourish for household items

Even as the summer wanes, the allure of the ocean remains. Nautical themes have long found their way into the world of design, perhaps for this reason, but for those familiar with sailing, there’s nothing quite as important as a knot. A good understanding of sailing knots has helped guarantee safety and success for sailors for centuries. As a reflection of this, historically some Spanish …

Cork Wedge

Designed by Portuguese-born, London-based designer Hugo Passos, the handmade cork wedge—molded from Portuguese cork supplied by Amorim—is a straightforward way to keep a door open and unobtrusively handsome hanging out on its own when the door’s shut.